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Wirelessly Control Final Cut Pro with your iPhone & Playhead

A couple weeks ago, I had the honor of taping a few segments with the guys from MacBreak Studio, a killer video podcast for anyone doing creative work on a Mac.  I was there yapping all about all kinds of mobile stuff, including Playhead from Wind Up Toy, an AWESOME little $2.99 app that lets you remotely control Final Cut Pro with your iDevice.  Now you can subclip from the sofa!

Note: Playhead was $1.99 a couple weeks ago when we taped the segment, but it’s gone up a buck since then — Still, TOTALLY worth it.

Check out the Playhead segment below, or subscribe to MacBreak Studio right in iTunes.


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O.P.N. for APRIL 11th, 2019

Welcome to another edition of Other People’s News. Here are a few of the more interesting info-nuggets I’ve recently spotted around the web-o-sphere:

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Apple Highlights Filmmaking Apps

The iOS App Store’s “Today Tab” just got a lot more interesting! Apple has highlighted a small collection of high-quality apps for


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2 Responses

  1. Thanks for the post. Just bought it and started playing around with it immediately. Just the fact that it allows you to duplicate a clip from the timeline into the viewer alone makes it worth buying. (it kind of takes the place of a jog shuttle does it not?)

    Here’s hoping when they update it a bit more they include in and out points and the ability to jump from clip to clip, not just start and end. But in the meantime it rocks and I can see myself using it as a regular part of my editing suite. (*I’m using on iphone)